Thursday, October 16, 2014

H.B. T! & Join Us... In Prayer...

Before I begin today's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I would like to take a moment to wish my grandson T, a very Happy Birthday!  It amazes me how life is passing by so quickly.  It's hard to believe that you are as old as your are.  I pray you have a blessed, special day!

In yesterday's LwL entry, I discussed the fact that this past Sunday was a rather unique day.  In more than one (1) way, like I mentioned, yesterday.

Something happened while I was with my church family, that had never happened to me, before.  At least, not at a worship service.

Just moments before our worship service began, pastor Tom Perry (my pastor at Walkerville Evangelical Baptist Church approached me. 

He reminded me that on Thursday, October 23rd, we are scheduled to have a Prayer Focus Evening, at 7:30 p.m.  Pastor Tom also asked me to lead the group with a prayer, to which I responded that I would.

Then, he asked me to give my testimony.

Whoa!  Be still my heart!

I truly felt like I was going to pass out, hearing this.  In the past, I had never been asked to do these things at a prayer evening.

Not here.  Nor, at any church I had ever worshipped at.

Of course, I have done some speaking/singing events.  But, usually with a different group of people, located at a different church.  And, never during a worship service.

This nearly blew me away!

Even so, after thinking and praying about this, I felt good.  And, thankful.

There was no way I would ever speak out and possibly even refuse to do what had been asked of me.  At least, as long as I am able to do whatever is asked of me.

Thinking of this, brought to mind Philippians 2:14, "Do all things without murmurings and disputings:"

I praise God that I realize that I need to do what is asked of me.  Without giving any type of arguing or complaining.

After all, God knows the plans He has for me.  And, you.

He knows that we must do all things in obedience to His calling.

Certainly, I wouldn't want to do anything, but exalt Him.  And, do what He requires of me, if whatever it is I would do, would glorify Him.

I realize that He placed it on my pastor's heart and mind, to have me do this.  So, I will do it. 

If you would like to join us that evening, feel free to do so.  We always enjoy having people join us in prayer!

Until next time...

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